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Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo
Tradicional Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Jose Cuervo
Tradicional Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light amber color. Aromas of fresh apple pie with dulce de leche, candied walnuts, cafe au lait, and bananas foster with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, stimulating, medium-length hazelnut bon bon, peanut brittle, and milk chocolate finish. A nutty, creamy Añejo Tequila that could serve as a solid winter warmer or summer sipper.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: fresh apple pie with dulce de leche, candied walnuts, cafe au lait, and bananas foster
Taste Flavor: hazelnut bon bon, peanut brittle, and milk chocolate
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nutty, creamy Añejo Tequila that could serve as a solid winter warmer or summer sipper.

The Importer

Proximo Spirits, Inc.

The Importer
333 Washington St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
USA
1 800-837-8452

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Anejo Tequila

Spirits Glass Copita Amber.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.